Tiverton is an historic market town close to the Exmoor national park. The town's name is derived from Twy-ford (meaning a place on two fords) as it stands on the meeting of the two rivers Exe and Lowman. These river names have become the names of two of the Guiding Districts within the Tiverton Division. The Grand Western Canal with its horse drawn barge now has a new visitor centre and cafe and is a regular with the tourists. Tiverton is also a favourite for its Castle, St. Peter's Church and further afield, Knighthayes and Killerton which are both National Trust properties.
Also within the Division of Tiverton are, Crediton, Silverton and Culm Valley. Credition is the birthplace of St. Boniface, and distinguished General Sir Redvers Buller. With a poplulation of about 7,000 people, Credition is serviced by the Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed Railway Station. It is surrounded by a number of attractive villages including Cheriton Fitzpaine, Morchard Bishop and Sandford, all buzzing with busy guiding units.
Silverton District includes Bickleigh with its Devon Railway centre and Mill to visit and the maize maze imaginatively redsigned every year. If you travel over the picturesque Bickleigh Bridge and down the valley following the River Exe you will find the villages of Silverton, Thorverton and Stoke Canon all of which also have a very active guiding units.
The expanding town of Cullompton, and its busy main street, has the nearby historic spinning mill at Coldharbour, Uffculme. Cullompton is neighboured by Culmstock, overlooked by the Beacon, and is close to the thriving village of Hemyock. Even closer to Cullompton are the parishes of Willand, with its poplular Diggerland attraction, and the rural village of Plymtree. All of which are served by active guiding units.
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